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Five reasons why workplace bullies survive and thrive: And what we can do about it

In 2015, the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons went through a serious soul searching exercise following some alarming reports of bullying in the profession. The College commissioned an independent report that contained shocking findings. These included, 49% of Fellows, trainees … Continue reading

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Monsters, angels and vicarious trauma: social work and the limits of empathy

Everywhere I go I find a poet has been there before me. Sigmund Freud Last year Helen Garner published a book about Robert Farquharson, the man found guilty of drowning his three young sons by driving his car into a … Continue reading

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Let’s scare away the dark

What a dark year! The seeds were sown back in the day by John Howard. Tax cuts and the Tampa. He lost an election- but not before these policies became bi-partisan. From 2005 to 2012 we bled $169 billion on … Continue reading

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